Support in work recognised

NHS Borders facilities manager Natalie Macdonald received a highly commended at the 2019 Scottish Learning Disability Awards.

Wednesday, 29th May 2019, 4:21 pm
Rona Dougall, TV presenter and journalist; Daniel Murray, domestic assistant, NHS Borders; Natalie Macdonald, facilities manager, NHS Borders; David Forbes Nixon, chairman, DFN Charitable Foundation.

She was nominated in the ‘support in work’ category by Daniel Murray for the help she gave him when he started as a domestic assistant intern in Ward 9 of Borders General Hospital.

Daniel said: “I applied for an internal vacancy when I was a Project SEARCH intern. I did not get the job, but Natalie had a meeting with me and gave me very good feedback on how to improve my interview skills. The next time I applied I was able to show the skills that I had learnt and I got the job!

“Natalie makes sure all my supervisors are aware of my needs, I feel like part of the team and get good support. She helped me with my confidence, mostly with my confidence to speak.

“I was really excited when I found out my nomination for Natalie had been short-listed.”